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, the number one issue for the conservative caucus is the panama canal. their idea, roughly speaking, is we need to invade panama and talk the panama canal back because obviously, communists or something. the panama canal and up all night hair on fire fantasies about communists coming up the canal to come get us in the middle of the night, those have been around for a while, in the 1970s and the 1980s. the panama canal was the fast and furious, birth certificate, the president is a secret muslim conspiracy theory of its day. when that panama canal conspiracy theory was lighting up the tin foil hats of the generation ago, it was an ambition politician named ronal reagan who took that issue from the fringe and decide today mainstream it into national mainstream republican politics. he based his presidential campaign in part on this insane idea that the panama canal was basically an american state that we can't let the communists steal this american thing from us. he mainstreamed this paranoid far right fantasy that if we went along with our treaty obligations to let panama run its own canal,
wnyc radio on her tour of the nation's battleground states. >> brown: from panama, the story of a tug-of-war in the rain forest between a canadian mining company and the local community. >> is building what would be one of the biggest compromises in the world. right in the middle of the rain forest. home to thousands of animal and plant species. some of them endangered. >> ifill: and we close with a mystery about an electric guitar that just might be the same one bob dylan played at the 1965 newport folk festival. it's rock and roll history. we'd love to see his guitar to either learn if we made a mistake and how we made the mistake or if we have the real thing. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcast
with south korea panama, and columbia. colombia. i'm not in favor of the panama trade deal why? because panama is a giant tax haven. that's probably why mitt romney loves it. who does it help? not you. do you have a tax shelter in panama welcome unless you're a giant multimillion international corporation, i doubt it. he's not done yet. he'll talk about his tax plan. gee, i wonder who this helps. >> i'll bring down the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%. and individual tax rate, 20% across the board. >> cenk: once again that would help the giant corporations and the really really rich. it would add $600 billion to the deficit. that is almost all going to the rich. i thought you were going to balance the budget, no you're increasing the budget. the corporate taxes in 2011 were at a 40-year low. they're at tax rate of 12.1%. how low can you make them? mitt romney will give it a shot. do you think that would help you? it's not going to help you. if that would help, it would have helped under bush. mitt romney's campaign is not designed to help you. it's designed to help the people who are
trusties, but, trust, panama corporations would raise red flags with any tax authority. it is what mitt romney says about this, you say, that is of concern. nick shaxson? >> yes. this is a very important point. people seek offshore tax havens as a shady little island somewhere. one of the things i explore in my book, "treasure island's," since the 1970's, the u.s. itself has been turning itself quite deliberately into a tax haven in its own right. attracting foreign money, a lot of illicit for money from overseas through offering things such as special tax exemptions and secrecy -- financial secrecy. delaware and nevada and wyoming, offering very, very low cost, strong secrecy through corporations. this is profoundly difficult thing. one of many vehicles through which this illicit money can come in is the private equity business. there is no requirement on private equity companies to enforce the tax laws of other countries. a filing i am covered during my research -- i am covered during my research showed the strange entities in the bahamas and panama, all of these places are renowned t
investment funds from wealthy foreigners most of the money through corporations registered in panama. some of the most secretive of business laws exist there in panama. does that story prove the president's points, that business leaders don't come by successful initiatives on their own? >> well, i think certainly not, tom. i think the recent polls you've cited have shown that the president's false attacks on mitt romney aren't working right now and the people care about the economy. i want to turn to your point about the context of the president's you didn't build that remark. there was a good article by phil klein this morning saying that the contextually made that comment worse. if you look at the whole speech and what he's arguing, it's that the way that we're going to fix this economy, the way that we're going to get out of this ditch is through more government and not by unleashing the private sector. his argument was that people, small business owners, you're not that smart, you didn't work that hard, you didn't earn that. it happened because of the government. that's the wrong way t
, bain and co-people. there are also these kind of mysterious, you know, there's a geneva trustee, panama corporations. there are trusts. these are, for any tax authority around the world, these are big red flags. camp panama, i describe in the article, a u.s. customs official calling it one of the filthiest money laundering sinks in the world. this is not -- we're not talking here about u.s. investors breaking u.s. tax -- we are talking about foreigners cloaking their money in these offshore structures and the money coming in. and that just raises an awful lot of questions. you know, did those investors break their own country tax laws? are they committing tax evasion in those countries? el salvador was certainly one of the countries where a lot of those investors were coming from. you know, that was a country torn apart by class warfare and military conflict. you know, this kind of thing about tax evasion can, you know, is sort of a symptom of the kind of impunity of the elite of these countries. it raises a very sort of nasty set of questions about, you know, was that a vehicle for for
. she was towed all along the east coast, down along the gulf coast and even through the panama canal all of the way up the west coast to washington state and then back home. so she visited 76 different ports, over 4.5 million people got to see constitution in their home port during this time when our nation so needed something
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's personal journey from freedom to panama and the recent return to the country. >> and your american flag, it might have been made in china. american flag made in china. >> check the label. >> let's talk about that coming back. [ male announcer ] introducing a powerful weapon in your fight against bugs. ortho home defense max. with a new continuous spray wand. and a fast acting formula. so you can kill bugs inside, and keep bugs out. guaranteed. ortho home defense max. introducing share everything. unlimited talk. unlimited text. tap into a single pool of sharable data and add up to 10 different devices, including smartphones and tablets. the first plan of its kind. share everything. only from verizon. now add a tablet for only $10 monthly access. ♪ wer surge, let it blow your mind. [ male announcer ] for fruits, veggies and natural green tea energy... new v8 v-fusion plus energy. could've had a v8. they claim to be complete. only centrum goes beyond. providing more than just the essential nutrients, so i'm at my best. centrum. always your most complete. >> welcome back. time for your
, right on down toward panama city. there could be a stray shower or storm popping up for your beach plans. there's a look at saturday's highs, 100 degrees in new york city. while we do have a cold front moving through the midwest cooling us down in minneapolis and chicago, it's going to get worse before it gets any better along the immediate east coast. now we're into sunday. we see the showers and storms along with that cold front across the ohio valley, the tennessee valley as well. still plenty warm, though, in washington, d.c., your high of 100 degrees, 91 in new york city so getting a little better for you. then monday we're much better with 84 in new york, showers and storms across the southern half of the country. nice and warm and dry across the pacific northwest. we're talking 79 degrees in seattle as that ridge of high pressure begins to build across the western states. showers and storms elsewhere, down toward the gulf coast. you can always get more of your forecast, "wake up with al," 6:00 and 10:00 eastern weekdays on the weather channel. how much coffee are you fellows going
importantly, i don't see pensacola, i don't see fort walton, i don't see panama city beach, not the redneck riviera. >> mcclain. >> mcclain, come on. it looks like a town where a bunch of hip peas hang out and smoke pot or something. >> you sound the way colbert drilled me one day. it's great to see you, joe, and you know i visited pensacola a number of times and worked with them on making their city and helping their institute and everything they're doing down there. and they're doing good. florida is better. i spend the winter in miami, but it's got toin ve invest a little in that technology, it's got to bring skills. huntsville does great. it may not be tuskarawas loocal it's doing great at growing its economy. >> we have a chance to grow in the next 20, 30, 40 years. if we crack the code on an energy source that's cheap enough and economical enough that we can produce it on scale and run the economy, you will see smaller college towns just like richard is talking about absolutely explode. instead of some oil taxes in sau saudi arabia or some natural gas fields in pennsylvania, you will
,900 guys on board. we went through the persian gulf, we did a lot of cruises, the caribbean, the panama canal, north atlantic. 35-foot seas. that was exciting. she's appointed a sword. she's a battleship. take a loork, and you'll see wh. this is where decisions were made in world war ii, in the '40s. you get chills. we helped to shell korea, through the korean war, during the cold war, too. the russians were like, wow, look at that ship. back in the '40s during the tehran conference, president roosevelt used this to cross the ocean to meet with churchill and stalin. he was in a wheelchair as you know. this was where he stayed. this is the only ship in the navy with a bathtub. past president and future, president roosevelt took a bath in this tub. in the '80s, they retrofitted the ship. and these are for anti-aircraft, and we could bombard the shore, too. they would fire 15 rounds a minute. here's one of our guns. 16 inch in diameter. i could fit in there. each one of these barrels, 67-feet long. that will fire a projectile 24 miles. one day i fired the guns, too. i didn't hear the boom
. the times says quote, most of the foreign investors' money came through corporations registered in panama. then known for tax advantages and unusual banking secrecy. but it didn't matter to romney where the money was coming from, he kne
by panama money, foreign money sources. is this a legitimate argument to have? >> it's all legitimate because it gets to who these people are, how they made their money. how they could possibly run things as president. but look, mitt romney is whacking away at president obama's achilles heel, which is jobs. the weak economy and the fact that jobs just aren't growing as fast as the american people would like. president obama is whacking away at mitt romney's achilles heel over the tax issue, over his lack of disclosure and you know, i agree with susan that there will be a reset button hit strategically advantageously for mitt romney. but i say ultimately, this tax return issue is an issue that's not going to go away. it just isn't. if the romney campaign doesn't do something before the debates, he's going to get whacked really, really hard. because this gets to -- the overall issue of transparency. whether you can trust the person who you are hoping -- who is asking you for your vote, that he's being transparent about how he's made his money. >> what is the job application? >> somethin
, the caribbean, the panama canal, the north atlantic. 35-foot seas. that was exciting. she is a battleship. you take a look around and you will see why. this is where all the big decisions of the war were made back in world war ii in the '40s. you get chills coming into a place like this. we helped to shell korea, the russians were like, look at that ship. back in the '40s, during the conference, president roosevelt was on board the ship so he took this and used it as his taxi to go across the ocean to meet with churchill and stalin. he was in a wheelchair, as you know. this was where he stayed. because this is the only ship in the navy with a bathtub. past, present and future. president roosevelt took a bath in this bathtub. in the '80 they retro fitted the ship and these are for anti-aircraft and we could bombard the shore, too. they would fire 15 rounds a minute. here's one of her guns. 16 inch in diameter. i could fit in there. each one of these barrels, 67 feet long. fire a projectile 24 miles. one day i fired the guns, too. i did not hear the boom like you would out here but i felt the co
. >> reporter: the group announced the intentions to the international whaling commission in panama saying that the stocks of mink whales have replenish and the korean fishing industry are suffering as the whale stocks increases. but the environmental groups believe it is disguised whaling. >> there is no evidence that the creatures in the water have recovered. also, whales do not cause the decline of fish stocks. it is actually human being who is doing overfishing with the mismanagement of the fishery. >> reporter: more than nine mink whales were accidentally killed by fishermen in 2010 according the a joint coast guard and whaling commission report. with over a dozen more believed to have been illegally hunted. all of these ended up being sold and eaten. whale meat remains popular here in south korea and particularly in the old southern port city where the meat of the whales accidentally caught are sold. scientists insist that in the country there is a long tradition of hunting whales for food. >> translator: i do not have anything against eating the whale meat, this cust my says, and it
! let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want you to know about. panama city, florida, one of the most beautiful places on the planet. and look at reno. when you send in the twitter pictures, we look at them and put one or two on the air. 13 states with heat watching, warnings, or advisories today. some facing record temperatures. this looks like this range of heat right here will last into probably thursday in the middle of the country. we'll talk a lot about that in the headlines as we go through. there's the opportunity to get a couple of doses of rain in the spots that are heavy in red. into thelready well 70's and highs today will be in the mid 90's today and tomorrow. a few thunderstorms this evening and by >> all of that weather was brought to you by target. and now, let's get to our dear friend, josh elliott. good morning, josh. >>> our good friend mehmet oz is back with us this morning. we look at the latest episode of the unbelievably gripping "new york med." we get access to the top hospital. we find out what goes on behind the closed doors of the staff loun
about passage of the panama, colombia, and korea free trade agreements, and once again they are providing tremendous leadership on our goal of creating good american jobs by prying open that mark and ensuring that the united states worker will have access to it. if you think about not only creating jobs here, but dealing with the problems of crony capitalism, dealing with the problems of a massive bureaucracy, and dealing with a corrupt court system which is what exists under putin today, this is the right thing for us to do. we should not lose access to the market. i also want to note that my very good friend, mr. herger, who has been a great leader on the issue of trade is here, mr. berg is here who has very involved in this. i would be happy to yield to my friend from new york, mr. reed, who has played an important role on this issue. mr. reed: i thank the gentleman. i rise today in strong support to join my friend from california as he knows we have been supportive of free trade from the moment we got here. i was so pleased to see colombia, panama, and south korea b
the panama and then across the is mas -- is mas -- isthmus of panama and up the coast of california. my own relatives took advantage of the two infrastructure projects you talked about. however, your governor was building off some of the work of the founding fathers. a lot of talk about here that there's no role for government in the economy. george washington disagreed. his treasury secretary, alexander hamilton, disagree. they had a debate with jefferson who thought that we ought to be an agrarian state and george washington and hamilton thought there was a role for industrial and manufacturing. so george washington in his very first days as president put -- told alexander hamilton to put together an industrial policy for america. and there were about, i think, nine points or maybe 12 points in that industrial policy. one of them was, build the infrastructure. specifically it said canals and harbors. this gos back to the very beginning of our country, what the president wanted to do and what us democrats want to do is build the infrastructure. the foundation upon which the economy grows.
birmingham down to panama city, florida. severe thunderstorm watches in effect. you can look at the rain just training down. rainfall amounts over the next 24 hours another three to five inches locally. flooding is a big problem right now throughout much >> 7:19 on a tuesday morning. we have a good looking day. it will be cooler than it has been. 58 in sunnyvale. 56 in san francisco yesterday in livermore you hit 98 degrees. today taking your temperature to 91. even at noon a little hot throughout the extreme east bay and the south bay. we'll round out at 81 in redwood city. 86 in wine country for napa today. throughout the upcoming days the low 90s. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. we'll have much more from london's olympic park just ahead, including ryan lochte's personal cheering section. we'll talk to his mother and siblings. but first this >>> just ahead -- members of the u.s. men's gymnastics team will open up about a dramatic but what would have to be considered disappointing night for them here in london. they started out the evening in first place, ended up
to 3 to 5 inches of rain from birmingham down to panama city, florida. more rain falling now, severe thunderstorm watches in effect. you can look at those ranges training down. rainfall amounts over the next 24 hour, we're looking at another 3 to 5 inches locally, some areas picking up 1 to 2 inches. flooding is a big problem right now throughout much of central alabama. >> good morning. today will be like yesterday. a mixture of sun and clouds. we will see a few scattered showers. >>> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >>> al, thanks. much more from london's olympic park just ahead, including ryan lochte's personal cheering section. we're going to talk to his mother and siblings. >>> just ahead -- members of the u.s. men's gymnastics team will open up about a dramatic but what would have to be considered disappointing night for them here in london. they started out the evening in first place, ended up in fifth. we're going to talk to them, find out what they think might have gone wrong. >> we'll ask them and see how they're feeling about their individuals events, which are st
of this century, i spent a good b of tim witertaly jeb busut ao i w a mpai entsitheorg. sh, was at a panama city event where theather introduced john, i believet wa and hwas teang up u alys hea t eressn th chacter ihatou'r ing en nody i loing. th t bues,hereas o partular ri, thi it s in pana ty, but when the bush boys got in the back of the president's limo and they were talking, a every time -- y can'be alo wh jeb bh f fi mines wre heoesn brg uphereatt m hs ev know an the h srts tking abo his dad. they would veer him away from thecree ey w ey rere m wh noby is loing,nd wt bter judgnt o a manhahatis ki hav tsay aboim when nobody is looking. >> that's absolutely true. in fact, the grandchildren do as well, and what's really interesting is bbara bus say at t fami, becsef th poticali, t famy w awn csergeth. well, tre a twothgs, joe. you' ectlyrit. one is he was -- president bush was known as half-half when he was a kid because he would always- if he had a desst, he wld s havalf wit oeve hwas th. an he alwsaid h gates hievents his ks sll come home. >> yeah. that's a big one. >> your piece says famil
. most financial investors money came from corporations registered in panama, then one of the world's most secretive business jurisdictions, offering a confidentiality intense advantages. previously unreleased details and other public records -- bain capital was emeshed in the largely opaque world of international high finance from its inception. romney faces increasing criticism for his own involvement in exotic offshore investment funds. that is front page of the chicago tribune this morning. and the lead story in the miami herald is -- in congress, few released their congress. nancy pelosi was an phatic. mitt romney the's to release more than two years of his tax return, it makes him unfit to win confirmation as a member of the president's cabinet, let alone hold the high office himself. harry reid went further. his refusal to make public tax record makes him unfit to be a dogcatcher. they do not think that standard of transparency should apply to them. the democratic leaders of the senate and house are among hundreds of senators and representatives from both parties who refused
? >why? >> i can go back to the invasion of panama in 1989 and worked for. we realize that just having a military battle you had one was not the end of the game. perhaps we should have done at the beginning to avoid that battle in the first time -- place or, having won the battle, how do we preserve the peace? >> you have to be careful when we talk about these terms such as smart power or heart power or soft power. i'm reminded of a conversation i had with the former archbishop of canterbury in 2003. you might have been there. it was on the eve of the second gulf war. the archbishops stood up and said, general powell, why don't we just use soft power? it was a critique of what we were getting ready to do. the answer i gave him was that it was not soft power that rescue britain from hitler. it was part power. you had to have all of it. when we won with hard power in world war ii, we use soft power in germany and asia to create democracies. the importance of this coalition, what makes what we are doing tonight so important, is that we understand that we need it all. we have been shortcha
, in norman di, england, mexico city, and panama, we have 140,000 crosses or other symbols that might be projected as being religious. sadly, what we've got going on in san diego, it's those who claim in the name of religious tolerance, want to destroy our war memorials, if anyone takes offense to this, all this does, we're -- all this says, we're not going to tear down the four million crosses on the veterans' memorials across the country and we're not going to tear down or use any funds from this budget to tear down the war memorial that stands on top of mount soledad at la jolla, san diego, california. i hope my colleagues can say in the spirit of tolerance, no one needs to go out and be so intolerant as to tear down war memorials because somebody may claim it may have a religious connotation. god knows, we don't want to start tearing down the four million crosses that exist today or those thousands of star of davids that proudly sit today on veterans and federal property. >> will the gentleman yield? mr. bilbray: yes. mr. free ling -- mr. young: we support your amendment. mr. bilb
up three to five inches of rain from birmingham down to panama city, florida. more rain falling now, we have severe thunderstorm watches in effect. you can look at that rain just training down and rainfall amounts over the next 24 hours, another three to five inches locally and some areas picking up, generally, one to two inches and flooding is a big problem now throughout much of central alabama. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, tom kierein storm center 4. low 70s around the metro area and mostly cloudy and storm 4 radar showing a couple showers and heavier downpours in the lower eastern shore. may get some of those later this morning, but a greater chance this afternoon and this evening along with some thunder and lightning, some downpours quite heavy. highs reaching the mid-80s. those may continue off and on late tonight into early tomorrow morning. highs low 90s. over the weekend, could get >>> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >>> al, thanks. much more from london's olympic park just ahead, in
the free trade agreement with colombia, panama and south korea. we are already seeing the economic benefits of that in south florida. imagine in if we were able to do that with more countries in a free and fair way. has to be fair. one last thing we could probably do to help grow this economy is deal with the long-term debt. that's what it is, it's a long-term debt problem that hovers over all over this conversation and creates some uncertainty. people are afraid especially people with lots of money are afraid to investigate in the american -- invest in the america economy, and they think that country is destined for confiscatory tax rates. they're going where europe is going. we don't want to invest in a country that will wind up like europe in five years. that's why we have to deal with the long-term debt and the sooner the better. and to deal with the long-term debt, by the way, you have to deal what with what's causing it. that's why it's so important we save medicare. medicare is a very important program. my mother is on medicare. i would never support anything that hurts my mother or
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